I've been having a delightful trip. On my way to Roanoke I happened to run across Fenton Glass's factory, and I stopped and enjoyed their outlet store. I wanted to take a factory tour, but I would have had to wait for an hour for the next one to start, and I didn't feel like cooling my heels quite that long. I also stopped and wondered around the West Virginia capitol building in Charleston for a little while.
While in Roanoke, I had a lovely visit with an internet friend and her family. Then I left yesterday morning to head to my brother's.
It was a beautiful day -- the sun on the remaining autumn leaves was beautiful, and I stopped mid-way for a walk in a park I happened across. When I got to my brother's, we loaded up our kayaks and took my nieces out for a paddle on a lake. It was that warm out!
This morning, my sister-in-law's parents and sister came for Thanksgiving, and it was so nice to see them. We had a good dinner and visit, and have been playing with my nieces the remainder of the day. (We had a tea party and pajama party all in one afternoon ... ah, the social whirl).
Tomorrow, I hope to do all in my power to avoid any encounter with a retail establishment.